Encore La Niña

Encore La Niña

Are you wondering where your next (or first) big heli ski experience is going to be? The answer could be in – wait for it – the weather channel! Seriously! Ocean currents and surface temperatures could really spice up your heli skiing trip this season. This is all about the phenomena called La Niña of course.

 More snow to ski?

More snow to ski?

You would have heard the term all over the news, along with the other famous one – El Niño. But what are these?

Basically, they both refer to large-scale changes in sea-surface temperature across the central and eastern tropical Pacific. This results in change in climactic conditions including rain and hurricanes in different parts of the world. The exact effect depends on the geographical location.

The term La Niña has a rather interesting origin. Fishermen off the coast of South America noticed warm water in their fishing grounds periodically, around Christmas and started calling it El Niño, which means “The Little Boy” in Spanish, in reference to Jesus Christ. When scientists recognised that there was an opposite event in the southern Pacific, they dubbed it La Niña, which means “The Little Girl” in Spanish!

So how does this affect your skiing? This season’s La Niña, made a lot of headlines and they say that when La Niña gets this strong, chances are there will be another strong La Niña event next season! And in Canada this makes for an unforgettable skiing experience!

Total Heliski has some amazing ski tours for Canada and a number of our premier operators in Canada for 2012 are filling up fast as a direct result of last year’s La Nina season being so epic. So book yourself a Total Heliski Info Show for your group asap, click here to request a Total Heliski Customer Proposal for your trip next winter or check out the just released Total Heliski Canada Tours.